Friday, October 17, 2014

Week #1

Hello everybody!!

Kamusta ka? Or how are you? It still feels so weird thinking that i wont be seeing everyone for the next two years. And yes mom i have been writing in my journal so you wont have to worry about that. I guess thats not saying much though because its only been two days ;)  I still feel as if this is all a dream. I guess it really helps though that the food here is really good! I estimate that i will gain about 5 pounds before i leave the MTC in 6 weeks. Oh and by the way I fly out on November 27! Which i think is Thanksgiving. But anyways the MTC has been a great experience for me so far. It helps that i have such an amazing companion that is so strong in the gospel. I was a bit overwhelmed on my first day here when i walked into class because i couldn't understand anything my teacher was saying. But do you want to know something interesting? I can already vaguely understand sometimes. The language is very hard to learn but I know that through the Lord I can accomplish all things. Also i am freaking out because i teach my first "investigator" on Saturday IN CEBUANO!! This "investigator" is actually a convert. We are using his conversion story and already preparing his first lesson. It is all so crazy! Also i learned that there is a website that you can use called You can send me letters through this website and the bookstore here will print them out and put them in our mailbox! so as opposed to just reading letters on pday, i can get your letters out of my mailbox and read them everyday! See the bottom of the letter for my mailing address. Sad thing is that i cant respond to pday though. Anyways i can feel the spirit testifying to me everyday that the things i am learning are true and i can really feel the gift of tongues at work in my life. My new companions name is Elder Woolston and he is such a great example. He uses every opportunity to use the language  so it helps me a lot too. I am also rooming with an Elder from Fiji and an Elder from Kirbati. I had my first temple session this morning and it was such an amazing experience to go through it a second time. The one thing that has disappointed me so far was logging on to my email and seeing how many emails i DIDNT have! So please everyone write to me and tell me how you are doing and ask if you have any questions and i will reply through the emails i send to my mom. Well i love you all and i will be sure to send some pictures next week because i forgot my camera in my dorm today :/

Elder Child

Mailing address:
Elder Brett Richard Child
2009 N 900 E Unit 144
Provo UT 84602

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